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Ice Ice baby Harbin:the good, the cold, and the russian

Words cannot explain the temperature that was Harbin, China. I would compare it only to the tundra. The warmest it was was -5 and the lowest were -20's or so with a wind chill because some days it was so windy. It did not matter how many layers you were wearing, what kind of fur your coat was...

permalink written by  cz74699 on January 27, 2010 from Harbin, China
from the travel blog: Ice ice baby



翁帆写给杨振宁的信---好久没有看到这么好的情书了!

Cold here, icy cold there. You belong to neither, leaves have withered. You* **ce is pale and blue, a tearful smile. Something in your eyes, whispers words of last good-bye. My heart sinks down, tears surge out. 此处冷,彼处更冷。枯叶凋零,君属何人。君面惨淡忧郁,含泪而笑。君热泪盈眶,喃喃自语,难言再见。妾心沉落,泪涌似涛。 Hot summer....

permalink written by  newtiffany on January 10, 2010 from Harbin, China
from the travel blog: travle



Not what we planned

We had planned to spend our last two weeks enjoying China and then going back to America and living happily ever after in our little cabin on our little island and working in some high paying low stress positions, and so on. I had been brazen enough to begin a countdown of all the fun and...

permalink written by  carseat tourist on December 23, 2009 from Harbin, China
from the travel blog: Life in Harbin as an American English Teacher



Cake

I will definitely miss the cakes from China. They are so elaborate. They look so amazing. It is always a shock when you bite in and found out that they don't taste as yummy as they look. They make every occasion seem so quaint. Today a student brought a cake for the last class. It was so...

permalink written by  carseat tourist on December 18, 2009 from Harbin, China
from the travel blog: Life in Harbin as an American English Teacher



The cheese factor

No, I will no miss the lack of cheese in China... But I will miss the cheesyness of China. This place does cheesy with pride. What in American cool schools has been labeled as cheesy, uncool, the chinese embrace and have fun with. All over there are people dressed in matching couples clothes....

permalink written by  carseat tourist on December 17, 2009 from Harbin, China
from the travel blog: Life in Harbin as an American English Teacher



The big countdown

Life has moved into super speed...we are leaving this place in 15 days!!! Augh! I'm so ready but so terrified! Here I have no food I like, but back in America I may have no job to buy food I like either! What's worse seeing and smelling yummy food at the grocery store and not being able to get...

permalink written by  carseat tourist on December 16, 2009 from Harbin, China
from the travel blog: Life in Harbin as an American English Teacher



Shopping weekend

Last weekend Teenager prepared for her big trip back to the States. She is leaving ahead of us because she needs to take some test so she can do Running Start(early college) when we go back in January. First we went on the GuZheng quest. The GuZheng was the big 16th b-day present so she really...

permalink written by  carseat tourist on December 10, 2009 from Harbin, China
from the travel blog: Life in Harbin as an American English Teacher



Rink is open

The ice is frozen and we can skate! It is super cold so we don't want to skate for long! The former soccer field set-up requires that you sit on the ice cold bleachers and change into your skates outside. My little toes can barely handle that part. Princess loves the cold and it doesn't bother...

permalink written by  carseat tourist on December 3, 2009 from Harbin, China
from the travel blog: Life in Harbin as an American English Teacher



In touch with our food sources

There is all this stuff in the media how Americans are not in touch with their food sources. One summer we leased a vineyard and berry patch, so we actually are quite in touch with our fruits, thank you. Now Princess and I were on our way to the market to buy eggs and frozen chicken breasts on...

permalink written by  carseat tourist on December 2, 2009 from Harbin, China
from the travel blog: Life in Harbin as an American English Teacher



Thanksgiving

Our third year in China, and you would think we would have Thanksgiving down. The main problem is that most of the ingredients in a Thanksgiving are native to the States, not China. We planned ahead by bringing over some ingredients and hiding them in our cupboard all year. It is really hard,...

permalink written by  carseat tourist on November 27, 2009 from Harbin, China
from the travel blog: Life in Harbin as an American English Teacher



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